What do you need for a size 10?
- 6 balls of yarn
- Crochet needle 4
- two stitch markers
Crochet the vest like this:
Start on the bottom of the vest. This vest is easily to resize. Measure around your breasts. Do not stretch your chain and see if it almost touch each other. If so, you are ready to start. For my size, with my yarn, I had to ch 170. Make sure it’s divicble by 2 and add 1 ch at the end. Start with crocheting the weaving stitch.
Rij 1 t/m 10: Crochet weaving stitch.
Continue with the next stitch. I call it the small granny stripe, because it looks like a granny stripe, but with 2 hdc in stead of 3 dc. This is how the stitch works:
You don’t have to crochet the ch, because we’re going to crochet on the board we’ve just made. Skip 2 stitches, in stead of 1, so it stays nice and straight.
Row 11: Ch 2. Crochet small granny stripe row 1, but skip 2 stitches in stead of 1. Repeat until the end of the row. End with 1 hdc in last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 12:. Crochet small granny stripe row 2. Repeat until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 13: Crochet small granny stripe row 3. Repeat until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.
Row 14 – 73: Repeat row 12 and 13.
If you want to have your vest longer or shorter, just make more or less rows. This will not influid the rest of the pattern.
Take your stitch markers. Place your vest on the ground en fold it, like you’re going to wear it. Count the stitches on both sides, so you are sure that they are both the same size. Place a marker on the outsides of the vest. This is where your armholes are going to be.
End each row with a ch 2 and turn your work, like you did with the body part. The only thing that is different this time is that the ch 2 don’t count as a stitch when we are going to decrease.
Row 74: Skip the first space, where you would normally crochet into. Crochet immedeately 2 hdc into the next space. Crochet furher like row 13. Stop 3 stitches before you reach the first marker. End with a hdc.
Row 75: Skip the first space, where you would normally crochet into. Crochet immedeately 2 hdc into the next space. Crochet furher like row 12. End with a hdc in the 2nd ch of the first ch 2 of row 74.
Row 76: Crochet this row like row 13. Decrease last two stitches. Don’t do anything with the first ch 2 of row 75.
Row 77: Skip the first space, where you would normally crochet into. Crochet immedeately 2 hdc into the next space. Crochet furher like row 12.
Row 78: Repeat row 75, but end with 2 hdc in the space.
Row 79: Repeat row 13.
Row 80: Repeat row 12.
Row 81: Repeat row 13.
Row 82 – 90: Repeat row 78 – 81. Finish after row 90.
Repeat row 74 – 90 on the other side of the vest.
We crochet this part between the two markers. Attach your yarn 3 stitches further then the marker. Ch 2. This is your first hdc. Each row we ch 2 and turn.
Row 74: Repeat row 13. Stop 3 stitches earlier before you reach your other marker. End with 1 hdc.
Row 75 – 90: Repeat row 12 and row 13. Finish your work after row 90.
Sorry for my photo bomber 🙂
Sew the front part to the back part (see drawing)
Attach your yarn in the corner of the vest. Ch 1. Crochet the weaving stitch all around. So from the body, besides the front part, over the back part, to the other front part to the corner of the body on the other side. Then we ch 1 and turn.
Skip 1 stitch every time when you are going around the vest.
Row 1 – 20: Crochet weaving stitch
Start from the bottom. Ch 30 (or more if you need more, divicible by 2). Close with a sl st to a cirkle. End every row with ch 2 and turn.
Row 1: Ch 2. hdc in first stitch. *skip 1 stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch*. Close with a sl st.
Row 2 – 22: Hdc in first stitch. *skip 2 hdc, crochet 2 hdc in space between the hdc of the last row*. Close with a sl st.
Row 23: Crochet 3 hdc in first stitch. Repeat row 2, minus the first hdc.
Row 24: Repeat row 2. End with 2 hdc in the middle of the first 4 hdc of the last row. End with a sl st.
Row 25: Repeat row 2.
Row 26 -31: Repeat row 23 -25.
Row 32 – 36: Repeat row 2
Row 37 – 39: Repeat row 23-25.
Row 40 – 60: Repeat row 2.
Row 61: Repeat row 2, but stop 6 stitches before the end of the row.
Row 62 – 67: Skip the first space, where you would normally crochet into. Crochet immedeately 2 hdc into the next space. Crochet further like row 2 of the sleeve, but skip the first hdc. Decrease the last 2 stitches. Don’t crochet the ch 2 of row 67.
Row 68: Repeat row 12 of the body.
Row 69: Repeat row 13 of the body.
Row 70: Like row 62 of the sleeve.
Row 71 – 74: Repeat row 68 – 70.
Row 75 – 77: Repeat row 62 of the sleeve. Finish your work at the end of row 77. Leave a long tail of yarn to sew the sleeve to the vest.
Attach your yarn to the bottom of the vest, so in row 1.
Row 1: Ch 1. *sc in next stitch, ch 1*. Repeat between ** until end of the row. Close with a sl st.
Row 2 – 8: Crochet weaving stitch. Close every row with a sl st. Finish after row 8.
Crochet another sleeve, the same way. Sew the sleeves to the vest.
This is me wearing the vest:
Good luck with crocheting this vest. It’s not that hard, but the result is lovely. The pattern is designed and made by myself. The pattern is for free, for your own use. So don’t copy or share my pattern without letting me know, please. If you love this pattern you can make a donation to me. I would really appreciate that. You can choose your own amount by clicking the button below:
Thank you, have a nice day and see you soon! Bye!